Archive for the ‘Balkans News’ Category
A NATO flotilla arrived in the Black Sea on Wednesday to train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish navies, the U.S.-led Western alliance said. Tensions in the Black Sea region are running high because of the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of the country’s Crimea Peninsula last year.
KRUŠEVAC — Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alekasandr Chepurin said on Wednesday that he expects good cooperation with a new Serbian government. “Russia and Serbia have always had friendly relations, and what is good for Russia is good for Serbia too; the stronger Russia is, the better for Serbia,” the diplomat said in Kruševac, central Serbia […]
An eventual escalation of tension in Bosnia might result in intervention of EU forces, a high official warned Sunday. Valentin Inzko, High Representative of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina, told Austrian media that the situation in the country will be analyzed next Tuesday. “Austria will increase its troops there, but if it comes to escalation we would have to consider the intervention of EU […]
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the initialing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina, at a U.S. Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. The deal ended three and a half years of war in that republic of the former Yugoslavia.
The UN’s refugee agency has voiced concerns over reports that Greece and Bulgaria were turning back Syrians fleeing their war-ravaged homeland, forcing them to return to overloaded Turkey.
Former Bosnian Croat president Jadranko Prlic and five co-defendants were jailed on Wednesday for between 10 and 25 years for murdering and deporting Muslims in Bosnia in the early 1990s to create a “greater Croatian state”. The six former top Bosnian Croat officials faced 26 counts
Westerwelle said that if tangible results are achieved in the implementation of the Belgrade-Pristina deal, he could send a positive signal to his country’s parliament as it deliberates over whether to recommend granting a start date for EU accession talks with Serbia. “Serbia can do good for Europe, and Europe for Serbia, and it is […]
Aleksandar Vučić told councilors of Serb municipalities in northern Kosovo and Metohija that the Brussels agreement “means painful and difficult things.” The meeting with councilors Serb municipalities in northern
The Çankaya presidential palace is scheduled to host a Balkan Summit to discuss the latest developments in the region with the leaders of both Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Ankara next week.
Mr. Dimitrios Kourkoulas, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece will visit Baku on 6-8 March, 2013. He will meet with members of the Government of Azerbaijan, according to the Greek Embassy in Azerbaijan. He will also lead a business delegation which will participate in the Greek-Azerbaijani business forum.
Twenty years after 16 people were abducted and killed by Serbian paramilitaries, the families of the victims have still not received any reparations, as the state does not recognize them as civilian victims of war.On October 22 in 1992, 16 Bosniaks from the village of Sjeverin in the Sandzak area of Serbia went to the […]
After being shunned for two years in a row, Albania expects to obtain EU candidate status on Wednesday, though such a recommendation will likely come with a host of conditions.The European Commission is expected this week to recommend granting EU candidate status to Albania, “considering the improvement in the political climate compared to last year […]